Showing posts from November, 2017

Mobile app options using Visual Studio 2017 Community.

The Web application templates in VS 2017 Community has not changed much from those available in VS 2013 except that the Facebook web application has disappeared and a new Azure API App has been added. You can add folders and core references to:
Web Forms

The various templates available in VS 2017 Community are: Empty - No content but a template for creating ASP.NET applicationsWeb Forms-For building event driven dynamic web sites with drag and drop support. You have whole toolset of controls and componentsMVC - Using Model-View-Controller architecture with support for test-driven appsWeb API-Use RESTful HTTP services that can be used by broad range of clients-browsers and mobile devicesSingle-Page application Client side rich JavaScript driven HTML5 with CSS3Azure API app-Microsoft Azure API apps for hosting REST APIs as well as API Market place. They can be consumed by mobile, desktop and web appsVisual Studio 2017 templates:

Installing Android Studio 3.0 on Windows 10

Android Studio 3.0 is the official Integrated Development environment (IDE) for Android app development.
Android App studio brings in many features :

• A flexible Gradle-based build system
• A fast and feature-rich emulator
• A unified environment where you can develop for all Android devices
• Instant Run to push changes to your running app without building a new APK
• Code templates and GitHub integration to help you build common app features and import sample code
• Extensive testing tools and frameworks
• Lint tools to catch performance, usability, version compatibility, and other problems
• C++ and NDK support
• Built-in support for Google Cloud Platform, making it easy to integrate Google Cloud Messaging and App Engine

The installation is straight forward on Windows 10 as the installation program downloads all the necessary items during Android Studio installation. It is driven by a wizard which makes it very easy.
You can download Android Studio from here:…

Does your Windows 10 computer support Mixed reality?

The computer I am using is a Dell Computer (a laptop, actually) with Intel Core I7 and it has a NVIDIA GeForce GTX card. Can I run Microsoft Mixed Reality on this laptop?

I have 8GB installed RAM. It is a 64-bit OS with x64-based processor. The Intel i7-6700HQ CPU runs at 2.60 GHZ.

The OS software is Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview, Version 1709.

To check whether it can support Microsoft Mixed reality you should download an app that you can find in Microsoft Store shown here. Run the app and agree for the conditions.

Looks like my NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX chip may not be adequate.

I could try updating the drivers.